Taking a stern measure against the increasing cases of ‘cow vigilantism’, the Centre Friday told the Supreme Court that it doesn’t support any type of vigilantism, anywhere. Responding to the apex courts’ directive, the Centre further added that no vigilante group has any place in the country as per the procedure of law.

States have to act as per law against these vigilantes, the Centre said.

The statements from the Centre came after the SC had sought its response on the rise of cow vigilantism incident from across the nation. The Supreme Court has also asked Centre, its stand that ‘How will it end the menace of cow vigilantism’. 

The Centre was pulled up by the SC, after a petitioner alleged that the vigilante groups had created menace for the minorities and Dalits. The petitioner had accused the Centre’s inability to put a leash on these groups.

In past few months, several case on the name of ‘cow vigilantism’ were reported which left the nation divided.

Condemning the actions of vigilantes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament said, “Killing people in the name of cow is unacceptable. No one has the right to take law into his/her hands. We belong to a land of non-violence. Violence is not the solution to any problem.”